2014/2015 European Tour
Don't miss Lene's biggest European tour to date, kicking off in Italy in December. (Apologies to anyone who had tickets for the Holland shows, which unfortunately have had to be cancelled.)
You can buy tickets from Lene's website
Tour dates, so far...
4th Dec, Bologna, ITALY - Locomotiv
12th Dec, Rome, ITALY - Circulo Degli Artisti
10th April, Berlin, GERMANY - SO36
'Somewhere there is a parallel universe where Lene Lovich is a mega-star. An Icon. A thrilling, trilling, theatrical chanteuse and critically acclaimed artiste' .Read the review of the March 2013 Winchester gig.
Lene's most recent CD Shadows And Dust is available and dancing.
Download ten two-minute music samples, one from each CD track (19Mb): mp3 m4a
To reviews of
Shadows And Dust
Biography, July 2005
If you think Lene is only about Lucky Number and the roaring eighties, read on...
Interview, August 2005
I think that my ideas are clearer and stronger now than they used to be. It used to be a big mess that we kind of had to peel away. Some of the extra bits were probably in the way. But now the ideas are much stronger and I think that comes through experience, through more focus....
Lene and her partner Les Chappell have just completed the music for:
Mary Mutta And Her Alpha Girls
Starring 'The Living Dolls
Written and directed by Vicky Hawkins
I had a disturbed childhood, growing up in Detroit. My imagination -
the places I could go to, and the things I found there, was often my only sanctuary. It
wasn't long before I discovered that there was a great therapeutic value in
making a noise. Whether it was the relief of a good cry, the delightful
effect of laughter, or the thrill of a scream - I always felt better afterwards. It
seemed a shame to have to wait for the
couldn't possibly list my favorite novels or authors. I
certainly couldn't list them in any order of merit Sometimes
it's the story, and sometimes it's the way it's told, that
makes the book special. Novels can be brilliant in some
parts and tedious in others. What I do know is that I
now have tremendous respect for anyone who writes a novel. It's
a big job. One book that had considerable effect on me
is, 'The Night Of The Hunter by......
came closer to the fire. She stood there a while, then shivered. Pa
was watching. Slowly, she stretched her thirteen-year-old fingers
as far as she dared towards the warmth.
Pa stood up. He lumbered towards her. "The gal's learnin'
good," he grunted. Pa squeezed Corrie hard, then shot a glance to
the gaunt figure in the corner. "We ain't got much Ma," he
said. "Least we're alive."
Corrie gasped. Pa released her and
went over to the table. She rubbed her shoulder and stared into the flames. Sure
is an ice-cold world,
Hot Press (1979)
DO NOT ENTER WHEN RED LIGHT IS SHOWING. A group sit quietly on-stage, more silhouetted than seen, instruments unamplified, fooling around with some cabaret chords and chintzy songs. Occasional laughter scatters through the darkness and the rising cigarette smoke. Men with English accents lean on flight cases and comment......
Just back from playing dates in Germany, France and Italy, the Lene Lovich Band played at the Hill Station Community Cafe in London
And at a string of venues in the UK and Germany during 2013, and at the Drop Dead Festival, Berlin, Germany,
Previously, Lene played two memorable shows in September 2006 at New York's Knitting Factory.
See some extracts on the
Lene Lovich photo gallery
with bonus hi-res downloads
Lene was back making music in
New York at a sold-out Joe's Pub on
September 12 2005
We have six photos to show
Returning after a long pause, Lene
played one special, sold-out show on Halloween (October 31 2003)
at Joe's Pub in New York City.
have a couple of mysterious photos
Lene contributes vocal sounds to two Thorne CDs on the Stereo Society:
The Contessa's Party from 2006:
Things I Didn't Say**Dancing With B
Sprawl tracks from 1999:
Intro: Coming Quietly
Self Imposed Exile
First Love Song
A Flower Opens Gently By
Toys Take Over
From Me To You
Outro: Going Gently
Lene Lovichand Les Chappell wrote the Sprawl album song Natural Beauty
Lene Lovich albums
interview (February 1999)
I think we're always making another record, perhaps not
physically but certainly in our heads. There are always just
too many ideas. I have many of these cassettes just
become further developed....
by Ruth Polsky (1979)
months ago, Lene Lovich was the most enigmatic figure of that motley company
known as the Be Stiff Tour. Dressed in thrift-shop gypsy lace, with
her fiery red hair worn in two long plaits, Lovich sang in unearthly registers
and interspersed her singing with frenetic bursts of saxophone. The critics,
for once, were nonplussed, and could only manage an inept Patti Smith comparison
that gave no.....
Under The Skin
Commentary by Simon
There's an interesting column by Penny Valentine in the latest issue of Creem about the American press reaction to the Stiff package which visited New York
just before Christmas. The New York writers heard Wreckless Eric as a profound
cultural commentator, and couldn't make any sense
of Lene Lovich at all.....
Flex: album review
Lene Lovich in a wedding dress poses on the album cover for her Great Expectations role, and in this case the expectations are, generally speaking fulfilled. Flex,like Lene's increasingly elaborate wardrobe, is a work of many layers -- only rather less frivolous......